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Hierarchy Level


Write system log messages to the log file in structured-data format, which complies with Internet draft draft-ietf-syslog-protocol-23, The syslog Protocol (

After configuring this statement, you cannot configure any other statements that specify the format for messages written to the file. Commit error appears (the explicit-priority statement at the [edit system syslog file filename] hierarchy level and the time-format statement at the [edit system syslog] hierarchy level) if you try to configure any other statement after configuring this statement.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.3.